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New York Times, Thursday, January 30, 2020

Participate in a common children's game, as illustrated in this puzzle

Author:
Emily Carroll
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Emily Carroll

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 80, Blocks: 34 Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 11 for Ms. Carroll.
Emily Carroll notes:
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© 2020, The New York Times1/30/20 ( No. 25,650 )
Across
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High-profile pair : ITCOUPLE
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Means of access : GATEWAY
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Not so obvious : SUBTLER
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Classic Bob Marley song : ONELOVE
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Site of Saguaro National Park : ARIZONA
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It may bring one back to reality : COLDSHOWER
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Shoot the breeze : JAW
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Insult, slangily : DISS
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Dark period for poets : EEN
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Not written : ORAL
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Stinging plant : NETTLE
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It's often the fish in fish and chips : COD
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Country bordering Togo : BENIN
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"Seize the ___!" : DAY
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Chimney output : SMOKE
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"Don't freak out" : BECOOL
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Uno tripled : TRE
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Dollar alternative : AVIS
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Participate in a common children's game, as illustrated in this puzzle : PLAYHIDEANDSEEK
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Home of the oldest university in the Americas (founded 1551) : LIMA
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Buffoon : OAF
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One of a Disney septet : DOC
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Eclipses, to some : OMENS
50
GQ or T : MAG
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Like much stand-up comedy : NONPC
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Lira : Turkey :: ___ : Korea : WON
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Have high hopes : ASPIRE
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Starchy tuber : TARO
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Practice before a game : WARMUP
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Crazy popular, as a product : REDHOT
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Ending to a White House address : GOV
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Root that's roasted and eaten : PARSNIP
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Test the strength of, chemically : TITRATE
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Rabble-rouse : AGITATE
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Noted Roosevelt : ELEANOR
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Gift that comes in pieces : LEGOSET
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Classic Bill Withers song : LEANONME
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"Whatever pays the bills" : ITSAJOB
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Arrow poison : CURARE
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"Star Wars" Jedi, familiarly : OBIWAN
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Competitor of Ruffles : UTZ
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Tread slowly : PLOD
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St. Petersburg was once named after him : LENIN
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Wiped : ERASED
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Disappear, as a trail : GOCOLD
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Adams with a camera : ANSEL
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Snickers : TEHEES
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Entrepreneur Musk : ELON
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Bowl over : WOW
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Michigan, in Chicago: Abbr. : AVE
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"Get ___ Ya-Ya's Out!" : YER
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Place to find corn dogs and funnel cakes : STATEFAIR
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Tripoli native : LIBYAN
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Banks of "America's Next Top Model" : TYRA
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Quiet fishing spot : COVE
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"The Grapes of Wrath" figure : OKIE
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Work station : DESK
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Book after Ezra: Abbr. : NEH
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Mr. Met, for one : MASCOT
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"Gangsta's Paradise" rapper : COOLIO
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Call off : END
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Post-blizzard need : PLOW
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A long way to go? : LIMO
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Part of a church chorus : AMEN
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Like some cellars : DAMP
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Mob man : DON
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Spa amenities : SAUNAS
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Sister in a Brothers Grimm tale : GRETEL
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1998 Olympics host city : NAGANO
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Positive particle : PROTON
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Shout before entering a gunfight : COVERME
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Ill will : SPITE
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Official of ancient Rome : EDILE
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Grows fond of : WARMSTO
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Traditional remedy for a sore throat : HOTTEA
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Chum : PAL
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One may be bronze or golden : AGE
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Oil worker's locale : RIG
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Term of endearment : PET
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Campaigned : RAN

Answer summary: 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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